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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

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Aeon no longer accepts unsolicited pitches. If you are an academic who would like to get in touch with one of our commissioning editors directly, please email and provide us with a short bio and a link to your faculty page or website. If you can provide a sample of writing for a non-specialist audience that will be very helpful.

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Aeon pays all of its essay and ideas writers; see our freelance terms and conditions.

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